How Big Is God?
Lisa Tawn Bergren, , illus. by Laura J. Bryant. . HarperBlessings, $10.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-113174-5
A mother leads her son through a conversation about God in this smoothly conceived if slightly bland picture book. The boy begins by asking where God lives, and when told that God lives in his heart, the boy concludes, reasonably enough, that God must be extremely tiny. The mother's responses use kid-friendly language to point to the mysteries of God (“Think of him like sand, small enough to make its way into your sock. Or big enough to make a whole dune”). Alternating between traditional layouts and the occasional vertical spread for emphasis, Bryant (previously teamed with Bergren for
Reviewed on: 01/28/2008